Lariat Partners has promoted Jason Urband to Partner. Mr. Urband is active in evaluating new investments for Lariat particularly in the industrial services, consumer services and products, tech-enabled services, and packaging sectors.
“Since joining Lariat in 2015, Jason has assumed increasing responsibilities and has demonstrated a strong ability to build value and work effectively with management teams at our portfolio companies. Jason embodies the values that are core to our investment philosophy and we are pleased to recognize his achievements with this promotion,” said Jay Coughlon, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Lariat.
Prior to joining Lariat as a principal in 2015, Mr. Urband was a vice president at Grey Mountain Partners, where he executed leveraged buyouts across a number of industries. Prior to Grey Mountain, he was an investment banker at RBC Capital Markets and began his career at Summit Investment Management, a firm funded by Fortress Investment Group. He has a BA in finance from the University of Denver.
Mr. Urband serves on the boards of several Lariat portfolio companies including Offen Petroleum, a provider of fuel, lubricants, and logistics services in Colorado and the Rocky Mountain region; Willowood USA, a manufacturer of post-patent crop protection herbicides, fungicides, insecticides and plant growth regulators; and Jacent, a provider of impulse items to more than 14,000 retail stores across the US and Canada.
Lariat invests in lower middle market companies that have EBITDA of $2 million to $20 million. The firm targets companies across a number of industries including consumer products, energy and environmental services, food and agribusiness, healthcare services, marine services, safety products and services, and specialty distribution. The firm was founded in January 2013 and is based in Denver (www.lariatpartners.net).
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